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Category Archives: Sportbike Stuff

heads up racing

Just finished my fifth night of drag racing this year at Heartland Park! We’ve really been enjoying getting into this sport, learning more and more about the mechanics of maintaining an efficient machine (mostly Chris) and how to improve my technique. I have a long way to go, but with lots of help from Chris more »

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Drag Racing

Last weekend we went to Heartland Park in Topeka for some street legal drag racing. Here is Elyse waiting her turn to go down the strip. As you can see, she has commandeered my BMW S1000RR to use as her drag bike. As of now she lives her life a ¼ mile at the time.

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Aprilia SXV 4.5

I picked up a new toy a couple of weeks ago. It’s an Aprilia SXV 450 Supermotard. Basically it’s a dirt bike made for the street. The Rip It energy drink sticker kit really makes it look great and it’s super fun for zipping around town.

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beatin’ the heat

Since the summer has been so hot we’ve been riding our motorcycles later in the evenings. We finally got some relief in the heat and decided to get some friends together and go for a ride. We decided to go on the ‘DeSoto Loop’ which has a nice variety of roads.

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Sportbikes on The Plaza

The other night, Elyse and I met a bunch of riders from Johnson County that just happen to be riding through Lawrence. We decided to join them on their ride and we ended up in Kansas City at The Plaza. It was fun to meet new people and ride on some new roads.

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